[gluster-packaging] Release 4.0: Making it happen! (GlusterD2)

Kaushal M kshlmster at gmail.com
Thu Jan 11 07:01:15 UTC 2018

On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:38 AM, Shyam Ranganathan <srangana at redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi, (GD2 team, packaging team, please read)
> Here are some things we need to settle so that we can ship/release GD2
> along with Gluster 4.0 release (considering this is a separate
> repository as of now).
> 1) Generating release package (read as RPM for now) to go with Gluster
> 4.0 release
> Proposal:
>   - GD2 makes github releases, as in [1]
>   - GD2 Releases (tagging etc.) are made in tandem to Gluster releases
>     - So, when an beta1/RC0 is tagged for gluster release, this will
> receive a coordinated release (if required) from the GD2 team
>     - GD2 team will receive *at-least* a 24h notice on a tentative
> Gluster tagging date/time, to aid the GD2 team to prepare the required
> release tarball in github

Sounds good.

>   - Post a gluster tag being created, and the subsequent release job is
> run for gluster 4.0, the packaging team will be notified about which GD2
> tag to pick up for packaging, with this gluster release
>     - IOW, a response to the Jenkins generated packaging job, with the
> GD2 version/tag/release to pick up
>   - GD2 will be packaged as a sub-package of the glusterfs package, and
> hence will have appropriate changes to the glusterfs spec file (or other
> variants of packaging as needed), to generate one more package (RPM) to
> post in the respective download location
>   - The GD2 package version would be the same as the release version
> that GD2 makes (it will not be the gluster package version, at least for
> now)

I prefer if GD2 follows gluster versioning. Keeps things simpler.
Anyone packaging will have to just pick the same version of GD2.
We already version our perview releases as v4.0dev.

>   - For now, none of the gluster RPMs would be dependent on the GD2 RPM
> in the downloads, so any user wanting to use GD2 would have to install
> the package specifically and then proceed as needed

Yes. The glusterfs-server package will not depend on GD2 right now.
This will be changed later when GD2 becomes the default.

>   - (thought/concern) Jenkins smoke job (or other jobs) that builds RPMs
> will not build GD2 (as the source is not available) and will continue as
> is (which means there is enough spec file magic here that we can specify
> during release packaging to additionally build GD2)

The glusterfs spec file can be updated to include building GD2 from
its release tarball. I don't remember exactly but, rpmbuild might have
ways to automatically download sources/dependencies. We can check if
this is true.

> 2) Generate a quick start or user guide, to aid using GD2 with 4.0
> @Kaushal if this is generated earlier (say with beta builds of 4.0
> itself) we could get help from the community to test drive the same and
> provide feedback to improve the guide for users by the release (as
> discussed in the maintainers meeting).

We will do this.

> Thanks,
> Shyam
> [1] github GD2 releases: https://github.com/gluster/glusterd2/releases
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